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Ward finalist for top job in Oregon City

Troutdale City Manager Craig Ward considered for Oregon City post

Troutdale City Manager Craig Ward is a finalist for the same post in Oregon City.

Oregon City announced its list of three finalists in a press release Thursday, Jan. 21. Anthony O'Rourke, of Yakima, and Anthony Konkol III, interim City Manager for Oregon City, were also announced as finalists.Craig Ward

Oregon City's former city manager David Frasher was fired Oct. 13 after he was put on administrative leave in August following a complaint lodged against him. The city said the suit was not the cause for his firing, but that the city had lost confidence in Frasher.

Ward and the two other finalists will take part in a community forum from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25 at the Clackamas County Historical Museum. The forum will provide the community with the opportunity to meet the candidates and interact with the potential future city manager.

Ward has worked for the city of Troutdale for nearly six years.

He was also a finalist in Woodinville, Wa. but was not ultimately selected for the job.